Dealing with lipodermatosclerosis can be extremely challenging. In addition to the discomfort that is associated with the condition, you are also going to deal with the fact that this issue also affects your appearance. So not only are you dealing with a medical problem, but you are dealing with a cosmetic problem as well. You are not alone. We are here to help. We can help you find non-surgical as well as surgical solutions to the problem.
As you are likely well aware, this is an issue that affects the lower legs. When it occurs, it usually does so as a result of venous insufficiency. Basically, the subcutaneous fat in the lower legs becomes inflamed. It produces a change in the pigmentation of the skin as well as a hardening of the skin. This means that those with the condition often deal with swelling and redness. It also has an effect on the shape of the legs. Many have described it as a bowling pin or an inverted champagne bottle.
Some people who deal with lipodermatosclerosis only have it in one of their legs. Others deal with the issue in both of their legs. For some people, it is a chronic issue, while for others it is acute. It usually happens to those who are middle-aged.
Many have found relief to their problem using surgical treatments. This is something that we can discuss with you when you come in for your consultation. However, surgical options are not the only treatments that are available. Two of the most popular non-surgical methods for dealing with lipodermatosclerosis include losing weight and using compression stockings. Doing these things can help individuals whether their lipodermatosclerosis is chronic or acute.
Compression therapy is extremely popular in helping patients deal with lipodermatosclerosis as well as a large range of other issues that may affect their veins. Compression therapy should only be performed by an experienced medical professional. While you can buy compression stockings and tights over-the-counter at a drugstore, it is much better to work with a medical professional who will be able to recommend the right type of compression stockings. Pressure needs to be put on the right areas and for the right length of time in order for you to get the best results.
Lipodermatosclerosis can bring some troubling symptoms with it, but we can help you get rid of your problem at the source at South Texas Vein Institute. We offer comprehensive varicose and spider vein treatment tailored directly to each patient’s needs. Contact our office in Edinburg to learn more about your options.